Forgotten Black Movies

Black movies that either got theatrical releases, substantial rotation on TV during the 90s or both, but were eventually swept under the rug at or shortly after the turn of the century. I used to watch these with my mom. Things have changed so drastically. I really miss color on TV.
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1.
Def by Temptation (1990)
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An evil succubus is preying on libidinous black men in New York City, and all that stands in her way, is a minister-in-training, an aspiring actor, and a cop that specializes in cases involving the supernatural. (95 mins.)
Director: James Bond III
 
2.
Shaka Zulu (1986 Mini-Series)
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A historical account on the life of the Zulu king Shaka. (300 mins.)
 
3.
Hollywood Shuffle (1987)
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An actor limited to stereotypical roles because of his ethnicity, dreams of making it big as a highly respected performer. As he makes his rounds, the film takes a satiric look at African American actors in Hollywood. (78 mins.)
Director: Robert Townsend
 
4.
Miss Evers' Boys (1997 TV Movie)
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The true story of the U.S. Government's 1932 Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, in which a group of black test subjects were allowed to die, despite a cure having been developed. (118 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
 
5.
Talkin' Dirty After Dark (1991)
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Terry is an up and coming comedian, but believes politics will get him the big breaks and more time at the popular Dukie's Comedy Club... (89 mins.)
Director: Topper Carew
 
6.
The Tuskegee Airmen (1995 TV Movie)
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The true story of how a group of African American pilots overcame racist opposition to become one of the finest US fighter groups in World War II (106 mins.)
 
7.
House Party (1990)
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Young Kid has been invited to a party at his friend Play's house. But after a fight at school, Kid's father grounds him... (100 mins.)
Director: Reginald Hudlin
 
8.
The Five Heartbeats (1991)
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The story of the rise and fall of an African American vocal group. (121 mins.)
Director: Robert Townsend
 
9.
Blankman (1994)
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A simpleton inventor becomes a superhero with a bulletproof costume and a low budget. (92 mins.)
Director: Mike Binder
 
10.
The Meteor Man (1993)
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A high school teacher from a troubled inner city Washington D.C. neighborhood becomes a super-powered hero and takes on the gang that has been terrorizing his streets. (100 mins.)
Director: Robert Townsend
 
11.
Blade (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires. (120 mins.)
 
12.
Tales from the Hood (1995)
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A funeral director tells four strange tales of horror with an African American focus to three drug dealers he traps in his place of business. (98 mins.)
Director: Rusty Cundieff
 
13.
Malcolm X (1992)
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Biographical epic of the controversial and influential Black Nationalist leader, from his early life and career as a small-time gangster, to his ministry as a member of the Nation of Islam. (202 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
14.
Panther (1995)
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A dramatized account of the story of The Black Panther Party of Self-Defense. (124 mins.)
 
15.
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Story of a black woman in the South who was born into slavery in the 1850s and lives to become a part of the civil rights movement in the 1960s. (110 mins.)
Director: John Korty
 
16.
The Wonderful World of Disney (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Selma, Lord, Selma (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In 1965 Alabama, an 11 year old girl (Jurnee Smollett) is touched by a speech by Martin Luther King... (120 mins.)
 
17.
The Boy King (1986 TV Movie)
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18.
Our Friend, Martin (1999 Video)
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This is the story of a black teenager named Miles, who has to go on a class field trip to the museum of learning what Martin Luther King... (60 mins.)
 
19.
The Wonderful World of Disney (1995 TV Series)
Episode: Ruby Bridges (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The true story of Ruby Bridges, an African-American girl who, in 1960 at age 6, helped to integrate... (120 mins.)
 
20.
Beloved (1998)
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Based on the book by Toni Morrison, in which a slave is visited by the spirit of her deceased daughter. (172 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
21.
Love Jones (1997)
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Darius Lovehall is a young black poet in Chicago who starts dating Nina Moseley, a beautiful and talented photographer... (104 mins.)
 
22.
The Lion King (1994)
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Lion cub and future king Simba searches for his identity. His eagerness to please others and penchant for testing his boundaries sometimes gets him into trouble. (88 mins.)
“ James Earl Jones, Madge Sinclair, Whoopi Goldberg, Jason Weaver, and Robert Guillaume make this a Black movie lol ” - AnonymousJones
 
23.
The Ditchdigger's Daughters (1997 TV Movie)
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In many ways "The Ditchdigger's Daughters" adheres to the well worn path of a genre best described as the black struggle in an injust white America... (92 mins.)
 
24.
Lean on Me (1989)
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The dedicated but tyrannical Joe Clark is appointed the principal of a decaying inner-city school that he is determined to improve. (108 mins.)
 
25.
The Color of Friendship (2000 TV Movie)
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A white South African girl finds herself in a difficult situation when she is sent to spend a term with a black family in America. (87 mins.)
Director: Kevin Hooks
 
26.
Remember the Titans (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit. (113 mins.)
Director: Boaz Yakin
 
27.
A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A substantial insurance payment could mean either financial salvation or personal ruin for a poor black family. (128 mins.)
Director: Daniel Petrie
 
28.
Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
Maximillian is the only survivor from a race of vampires on a Caribbean Island, and as a vampire, he must find a mate to keep the line from ending... (100 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
 
29.
New Jack City (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A crime lord ascends to power and becomes megalomaniacal while a maverick police detective vows to stop him. (97 mins.)
 
30.
Antwone Fisher (2002)
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Antwone Fisher, a young navy man, is forced to see a psychiatrist after a violent outburst against a fellow crewman. During the course of treatment a painful past is revealed and a new hope begins. (120 mins.)
 
31.
Life (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The story of wrongfully convicted men (Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence) who discover the value of life after serving 65 years in prison. (108 mins.)
Director: Ted Demme
 
32.
The Marva Collins Story (1981 TV Movie)
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This movie can inspire you to overcome whatever obstacles you have, when you see how Marva Collins overcame the obstacles... (100 mins.)
Director: Peter Levin
 
33.
Something to Sing About (2000 TV Movie)
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Tommy though a young man with the voice of an angel, but a record of an ex-con dreams of a steady job and a better life appear out of reach until Memaw, a spunky saint with a big heart, takes him under her wing.
Director: Charlie Jordan